Pulteneytown People’s Project (PPP), was set up as a community-led charity and social enterprise set up in 2003; it continues to be so.
It is run as a business but all profits go back into the community and the facility. PPP’s key aims are to provide services and amenities that will improve the area.
By 2012 PPP had developed from 1.5 staff to 15 staff, delivering floating housing support and an after school club (both regulated by the Care Inspectorate) along with a small training centre and community events.
A milestone for our organisation’s growth was securing £3.8 million from 11 different funders to build the Pulteney Centre. The centre is a multi-purpose community facility, which opened in February 2012, to provide a home for PPP’s existing services as well as opportunities to develop new services.
Today we employ over 50 staff from within the community; and over 1000 people come through our doors each week. We provide support through NHS and CJS contracts and in recent years developed a brand new care at home service, we also continue to provide childcare (all registered with the Care Inspectorate). We also provide a very successful training facility with SQA approval. The Pulteney Centre houses a well-used community café and office, meeting and recreational spaces. We are overseen by an experienced board of directors who are also trustees of the charity and we have continued to increase our tenders/ contracts to develop services and amenities that the community want.